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Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Opportunities

Veteran and Military Spouse Employment Opportunities

Learn How to Apply. Click here.With five distinct mission areas related to securing the homeland, the Department of Homeland Security is the ideal employer to maximize the skills and training veterans have acquired while serving our country, as well as the commitment to serve and protect our nation.

The Department is committed to providing employment opportunities for our veterans and service members returning home from active duty as well as their spouses and family members. Hiring veterans and military spouses into DHS honors the sacred promise that veterans and their spouses have made to protect our nation.

Veterans as well as military spouses serve across DHS in a wide range of positions, including Transportation Security Officers, Border Patrol agents, Homeland Security investigators, and various mission support positions. Join the team that is Proud to Protect. Visit our Searching/Applying for a Federal Job page for additional resources.

Upcoming Veterans Career and Education Symposium

Please join the Department of Homeland Security, partners from the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Student Veterans of America, and various colleges and universities for our Virtual Veteran Career and Education Symposium scheduled for Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Department of Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Veterans Benefits Administration, and other sponsors, is proud to offer this event to Transitioning Service members and Veterans. Join us to learn more about education benefits and employment opportunities with the federal government.

The Career and Education Symposium will present information on how to use your benefits to help boost your career and enhance your education.

Symposium Highlights Include:

  • Information on how and when to use your veteran’s education benefits
  • Advice on enhancing your career through education
  • How to obtain federal employment through the Student Pathways Program
  • Information on Veterans Preference and the federal hiring process

Please register in advance. Registration is free.

The following partners and colleges/universities will be available for presentations and a panel discussion and will have representatives available to answer any question about their specific colleges and universities.

Veterans Benefits Administration - PresenterStudent Veterans of America - Student Panel Moderator
George Washington University - PanelistNorthern Virginia Community College - Panelist
Georgetown University - PanelistExcelsior College - Panelist
University of Maryland Global Campus - PanelistDHS Student Pathways Program Manager - Presenter
DHS Veterans Employment Program Manager - Presenter 


Veteran and Military Spouse Programs

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Additional Resources

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